PhB Science Scholarship


The PhB Science Scholarship provides support to new first year PhB Science students from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or to assist PhB Science students in relocation costs to support their moving to Canberra. Funded by the ANU College of Science, the award is for the first year of studies only, paid in two instalments.

Up to ten scholarships are available. Of these, up to eight will be for applicants applying for admission to ANU through the direct Admission, Scholarship and Accommodation (ASA) application, and up to two will be for international/domestic applicants not applying via ASA.


This award is available to both domestic and international students that have received an offer of admission to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science/Bachelor of Science (Honours) ANU-NUS joint degree program, and have not previously enrolled in any undergraduate degree program. Additional eligibility criteria applies and is set out in detail in the conditions of award.

A recipient of the PhB Science Scholarship is permitted to hold concurrent scholarships as outlined in the ANU Coursework Scholarships procedure.


Selection is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria and their answers to the standard scholarship questions in the ANU Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application Management System.  Preference may be given to applicants relocating from more distant or difficult to access locations.


The scholarship offers a stipend of $6,500 paid in equal instalments in the first year of study.

How to apply

All applicants applying for admission to ANU through the direct Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application will be automatically considered for the award based on them meeting the eligibility criteria and electing to be considered for scholarships.

International students and domestic students not applying via ASA, must submit a statement addressing how they meet the eligibility criteria and attach relevant documentation to support their claims. The application and all supporting documentation (where applicable) must be submitted to on, or prior to 26 January in the year that they are commencing studies.

When you apply directly to ANU for admission as a domestic undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to be considered for this opportunity within the same application. Other such support options are enlisted on the Direct application scholarships page.